Image of the day: Deadpool meets Gambit, as Fox's X-Men universe assembles

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Jan 5, 2016, 11:02 AM EST

Sure, it might not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Fox has carved out a very comfortable world all its own with the X-Men franchise. Want to see the whole gang together?

A “family” photo of the X-Men cast is included in the latest issue of Empire, showing several actors from the First Class universe, along with new additions pulled from Deadpool and Gambit (and some stalwarts like the ageless Hugh Jackman). From Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, to Channing Tatum’s Gambit, it’s amazing the amount of young talent Fox has assembled for this franchise. 

Plus, with Deadpool, Gambit and Apocalypse on the way — it shows no sign of slowing down.

The image itself isn't so much an "exclusive" as it is a slight rehash of an Entertainment Weekly San Diego Comic-Con portrait of the Fox family -- which, at the time, also included the cast of Josh Trank's failed Fantastic Four movie, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell. And, as Donna Dickens of Hitfix, points out, the image fails two include young Apocalypse mutants, and women of color, Storm (Alexandria Shipp) and Jubilee (Lana Condor).

From left to right: T.J. Miller (Weasel in Deadpool); James McAvoy (Prof. Charles Xavier in X-Men: Apocalypse); Michael Fassbender (Magneto in Apocalypse); Channing Tatum (Gambit in Gambit); Ed Skrein (Ajax in Deadpool); Gina Carano (Angel Dust in Deadpool); Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique in Apocalypse); Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in Untitled Wolverine Sequel); Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool in Deadpool); Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool); Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse in Apocalypse); Evan Peters (Quicksilver in Apocalypse); Nicholas Hoult (Beast in Apocalypse); Olivia Munn (Psylocke in Apocalypse).

(Via Empire)